Mary's Delicious Caramel Squares Recipe
I will set the stage for you. It was a really rainy and gray day here on Whidbey Island, and I was in the kitchen. I wanted to make something easy and quick to satisfy my sweet tooth. I had a bag of Kraft's caramel bits, coconut, some walnuts, and chocolate chips. I said to myself, "I can make something really delicious with you all," and I did.
I hope you enjoy this recipe that even a child could make, with an adult supervising, of course. There are only four ingredients and you use the microwave—you just can't get any easier than that. But the outcome is a very tasty candy, not too sweet, not too hard, and not too soft. These are all the ingredients of a winning recipe.
So let's grab all the ingredients, follow me into the kitchen, and get started, shall we? If you make these, be sure to leave me a comment about what you thought. I hope you love them as much as I do. Cheers!
- 1 (11-oz.) bag Kraft's caramel bits
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Place caramel bits into a small glass bowl in microwave and set for 1 1/2 minutes time on high. Depending on your microwave, you may need to add a few more seconds until they are nicely melted.
- Stir the caramel with a spatula until creamy.
- Add the coconut and the walnuts until they all completely mixed together. I like to use my hands so I add a tiny bit of olive oil to my hands and then go for it. If you don't like to get your hands messy then just use the spatula that works just as good.
- Line an 8x8" glass pan with foil. Spread the mixture in the pan, making sure it's nice and even on all sides.
- Now, take the chocolate chips and place those in the small bowl into the microwave and microwave on high for about a minute. Same goes if they are not fully melted add a few more second to the timer.
- When they are melted use the spatula and mix well till the consistency of icing, spread onto the caramel mixture.
- Lastly, take some coconut and sprinkle on top.
- Place in refrigerator for about 1/2 an hour, then remove from the pan with the foil, get rid of the foil, and cut into squares. Makes about 18 squares, so double the recipe if you need more.
- Enjoy!! So delicious and easy!
How to melt caramel
We were poor when I was growing up, and I was the oldest of seven in our family. I can recall making Mexican candy for my brothers and sisters years ago... it was awesome seeing their faces light up when they knew I was making them something sweet and delicious. Those memories are PRICELESS!